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The Echo Wall Clock is a nice companion for Alexa, but what does it add to your home?

I tried Amazon’s $30 smart clock, and it reminded me that not every problem needs a high-tech solution

Amazon's wall clock is designed as a companion for Alexa, and there are definitely some pros and cons.
The Logitech Circle 2 (currently $160 on Amazon) is an attractive home security camera that won't distract from your decor.

Logitech’s Circle 2 security camera is one of the few that work with Apple HomeKit — it also has great resolution and looks surprisingly m...

The Logitech Circle 2 is an indoor and outdoor security camera connects with your smart home devices for real-time alerts.
The V8s has two substantial wheels that can handle uneven floors and lift the vacuum over thresholds.

I tried a $230 Roomba alternative that automatically vacuums and mops floors — here’s what using it was like

Having never used a robotic vacuum before, I appreciated how user-friendly and low-maintenance the ILIFE V8s Robotic Mop & Vacuum Cleaner was.
$800 is definitely a lot to pay for a vacuum, but this one from Neato Robotics is worth it for me. It has smart technology to map out my entire house and can be programmed to clean daily.

I put this $800 robot vacuum to the test, and it easily cleaned coffee grounds, kitty litter, and 90% of the flour I threw on the ground

The price point for this robotic vacuum is definitely high, but the Alexa-enabled voice control and high-end features make it worth the cost for me.
The iDevices Wall Outlet has both smart and manual control options so you don't have to fully commit to a smart home system.

This $75 wall outlet lets you plug in and control two devices separately using your favorite smart speaker or hub — here’s how it works

The iDevices Wall Outlet smartens all your traditional power outlets and lets you control each a device that's plugged in separately.
The Philips Hue Lightstrip Plus has 16 million color options, so it will match your current space or create the vibe you're looking for.

These Philips Hue outdoor light strips can brighten your backyard, patio, or stairs — and they only take 10 minutes to install

The Philips Hue Lightstrip Outdoor is a customizable smart light strip transform'll your backyard or patio into a beautiful, well-lit setting.
The Philips Hue Lightstrip Plus is a great option for smart, targeted lighting.

This $80 light strip adds accent lighting wherever you need it — here’s how I use it around my home

The Philips Hue Lightstrip Plus can help light any room with beautiful accent lighting, plus you can connect it with your smart home device.

We tried the $300 smart security camera that was cool enough to get on Apple’s radar. Here’s what it was like to use.

We tried the Lighthouse camera before the company shut down, and it provided a glimpse into what technology the company will be bringing to Apple.

The Google Home Max is one of the best smart speakers you can buy, but it’s normally $400 — it’s on sale for $300 right now

The Google Home Max is one of the best smart home devices and also a great speaker. For a limited time, you can buy one for under $300.
Pictured: iRobot Braava jet 240 Robot Mop, $169, available at Amazon

12 smart home gadgets that practically clean the house for you

Cleaning all the rooms and appliances in your home takes time and effort, so why not let a gadget or tool help you out with the work?